Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Tonyinca

1966 1200 Factory LP Flat bed.

Recommended Posts

In 1966 starting my Farming career , I watched my local Blacksmith / family friend , purchase this truck new and build the bed for it. 

I was 21 no money trying to farm with old IH equipment that Herb the blacksmith kept repairing for me .

Saw Herb use this truck until he became ill and retired in the late nineties , passed in early 2000’s He willed it to grandson , few years later I bought it from grandson and put it in storage. 

I kept it up and running but it’s very tired. 

After consulting with IH parts of America in Grass Valley Ca. I hauled it to them yesterday .

they will do a complete refurbish and hopefully it will be a driver , and an addition to my IH tractor collection as their IH service truck. 

I will post progress here as I take pictures and have updates.

for now pictures of it before restoration and on trailer to be delivered 231 miles North

tony

6EF7354A-786F-4BE7-A739-60F2868C1205.jpeg

50F52FC5-50EE-411E-B7A0-24FCB8B75312.jpeg

5345773F-8853-4FC8-B133-8F6E3754C19B.jpeg

7E2F0DE3-322B-4E1F-B107-8647556E4CE3.jpeg

27488F5E-9046-4755-9EC6-63AC52C6867F.jpeg

2C4A0900-1222-48F5-9544-56ED45926128.jpeg

410BFF7E-1E16-4882-B976-D7E530797C6A.jpeg

488F2E0B-B4BE-4BFC-9692-1200E0BFFCEA.jpeg

DD394C40-7BC3-4958-9675-1B6A341B6BFE.jpeg

5C27EE11-8277-4496-9D46-53DE4EFB2EC0.jpeg

296A0D9C-E268-44A3-BC26-C1FE2032BE86.jpeg

1A87BFBA-385E-408D-B577-79B70DD6CCDA.jpeg

0101C940-46F9-431C-8DBB-837D23964DC9.jpeg

171D1EB9-1EBB-4EA5-A803-59794635E792.jpeg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been a little slow getting started but it’s being stripped down slowly

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tony - Where's all the rust?  There's no dents!  Is it still "restoration" if there's no dents and rust?  About the worst thing I see is the seat.  And the LP tank needs a repaint.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^^^^^^^ what he said. won't find one in Ohio that looks like that.

Dennis

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been a little slow getting started but it’s being stripped down slowly

BBC59C07-FFC4-473D-AF33-CCF442BB72D3.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/8/2019 at 12:57 PM, DOCTOR EVIL said:

Tony - Where's all the rust?  There's no dents!  Is it still "restoration" if there's no dents and rust?  About the worst thing I see is the seat.  And the LP tank needs a repaint.

It’s pretty clean but age has rendered everything unusable , IE; windows all need weather stripping , top of door glass I’d loosing its lament, gauges do not work, Heater controls no work , interior is filling with surface rust , floor needs blasting before it get bad , engine run decent but very low oil pressure , rear seal & front seal leak.Brakes are iffy at best , 4speed tranny is so wore out you have to search for gears 

body paint look good from afar but far from good , lot of chips and pealing, rust taking over bad spots. door weather strips basically gone . Door latches and window latches are so wore you think they going to fall off . Lol

I am hoping to refresh engine , blast cab and repaint along with interior , change from snap ring front rims , clean up bed and hoist , perhaps add tool boxes under bed in front of rears . 

I want a daily driver that I can use with my tractor collection. Add brake booster.

Hope I can achieve it and still leave the original purpose look . The lift I want left on.

The propane tank I want to do a pin striping of the late blacksmith logo as a tribute to the man who had it and I watched build that bed on it in 1967 and helped me so much in my early farming career keeping my junk going .

if anyone can achieve what I want with this it’s the guys doing it , they specialize in IH 

known as IH parts of America in Grass Valley , Ca. About four hour north of me. 

Btw they are the ones that bought out Binder Books from Oregon about a year and half ago.

Tony 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like your truck.  And it has the black plates! Thx-Ace

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/9/2019 at 11:29 PM, Tonyinca said:

known as IH parts of America in Grass Valley , Ca.

A fine company your entrusting with your truck  Tony,   Have purchased many items from them and have received top notch

customer service !!

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can some of the old parts from the red truck work on this one?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Re:  Grass Valley,  California

That's gonna be one great looking truck when finished------the L-P tank will set it off.

In my great uncle's (1851--1855) diary-----he mentions my great grandaddy going up to Grass Valley several times while they were out there in the gold fields.  

Post us some pictures of Grass Valley when you are back up that way------and keep us posted on the little flat bed.👍

edit:   their camp was near Mormon Bar (Island)??---------now in Folsum Lake not far northeast of Folsum Dam.

 

DD

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎9‎/‎29‎/‎2019 at 5:50 PM, Delta Dirt said:

Re:  Grass Valley,  California

That's gonna be one great looking truck when finished------the L-P tank will set it off.

In my great uncle's (1851--1855) diary-----he mentions my great grandaddy going up to Grass Valley several times while they were out there in the gold fields.  

Post us some pictures of Grass Valley when you are back up that way------and keep us posted on the little flat bed.👍

edit:   their camp was near Mormon Bar (Island)??---------now in Folsum Lake not far northeast of Folsum Dam.

 

DD

 Thank You ,

       I sure will get you Grass Valley pictures.

      Its 4 hour North ,Ill be visiting as often as needed when they get going strong on the flat bed.

     Tony

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...